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NEWMAN - Given fabric, thread and time, a local seamstress can make old garments good as new, transform a dress into a formal gown or complete the alteration that makes a piece of clothing fit just right.

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A former West Sider has transformed her artistic talent and passion for painting into a unique niche in the fashion world.

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Gustine man killed in rollover accident

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A fire destroyed two vehicles parked in the driveway of a home in the 200 block of Via Borrelli in the early-morning hours of Friday, Nov. 8, according to authorities. Firefighters responding to the 3:15 a.m. call were able to stop the flames from extending into the home. A second incident a…

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Newman police and Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies arrested five Newman residents on felony charges of child endangerment and elder abuse Saturday following a probation compliance check at a residence in the 1100 block of Q Street.

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GUSTINE - The community’s first cannabis-based business could open its doors in early 2020, a partner in the enterprise recently told Mattos Newspapers.

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Editor’s note: This is final installment in a series of stories honoring West Side veterans. Gustine resident Pat Nagy, a U.S. Army veteran, is featured.

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Two people were injured in a two-vehicle collision which occurred Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Highway 33 and Sherman Parkway at the north edge of Newman. According to Newman police, the collision occurred when Jacqueline Lara, 26, of Sacramento, who was driving a 2019 Toyota Corolla south…

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Former health care CEO sentenced in fraud case

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GUSTINE - A Veterans Day parade and program Monday morning, Nov. 11, in Gustine will pay tribute to all who have served in the nation’s armed forces and to the men and women who are currently serving in defense of a nation’s freedom.

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District last week commemorated a district-wide solar project which is expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years while providing an array of additional benefits.

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A storage reservoir proposed in Del Puerto Canyon near Patterson holds the promise of creating a more reliable water supply for growers served by a coalition of irrigation agencies.

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A man trimming a tree at a rural Newman location Friday morning was killed when a vehicle left a nearby roadway, went airborne and struck the tree in which the victim was working, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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Newman finalizes water softener regulations

School district purchases property

GUSD, city team up on crosswalk project

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The Newman Taco Bell, located in the West Side Marketplace Shopping Center at the city’s southern edge, is rapidly taking shape. The restaurant developer said he hopes to have the Taco Bell completed and open by the end of December.

DIABLO GRANDE - The remaining golf course at Diablo Grande will close in mid-October, homeowners and residents in the upscale community were recently advised.

Newman water rate hike finalized

Fire crews responded to a blaze on the eastern outskirts of Gustine last Thursday afternoon. Above, a firefighter works near a burning debris pile. Officials said the fire destroyed an outbuilding and damaged two nearby structures, as well as burning about an acre of vegetation. The cause of…

A farm fuel trailer containing diesel fuel went up in flames Sunday morning in the area of Draper and Moorehead roads. Newman firefighters moved in to douse the blaze, which Fire Chief Keith Bowen said was caused by a mechanical malfunction.

Gustine council finalizes cannabis ordinances

Gustine volunteer firefighters recently used funds from the State Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase a set of Genesis battery-powered extrication tools, which allow for faster and more efficient removal of patients who are trapped in vehicles. The Genesis tools also allow the local …

NCLUSD seeks to acquire property

A medical emergency is believed to be a factor a Friday morning accident at Merced and P streets, police said. According to authorities, Mailo Meza, 87, of Crows Landing, was driving a Ford F-150 westbound on Merced Street when his vehicle left the roadway. The pickup truck sheared off a uti…